• Required Textbook:
    Cox, R. (2007), Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications, (6th ed.) New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    This survey course focuses on the study of motivational phenomena that affect the performances of individual athletes and teams. Stress and leadership characteristics of coaches and athletes will also be studied.

  • Required Textbook:
    Pyke, F. S., Editor. (2001), Better coaching: advanced coach’s manual, (2nd ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide the student with a conceptual blueprint for teaching sport and the fundamentals of sport coaching. The development of a personal coaching philosophy will be derived from a process of consciously assessing critical issues and developing a clear rationale for holding to one particular approach as opposed to another.

  • Required Textbook:
    Anderson, M. K., Parr, G. P., & Hall, S. J. (2009), Foundation of athletic training: prevention, assessment, and management, (4th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to give the student the basic understanding needed to recognize sport-related injuries and to provide appropriate emergency treatment, along with ensuring proper follow-up sports health care.

  • Required Textbook:
    Leonard, R. (2008). The administrative side of coaching: Applying business concepts to athletic program administration and coaching (2nd ed.). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to introduce managerial and administrative concepts to athletic coaches. These concepts are integral to the successful development of an athletic program. Information concerning the practical application of business models and theories pertaining to the athletic administration and sports coaching professions will be presented. Also, business techniques associated with the survival and growth of an athletic program will be examined.


  • Required Textbook:
    Bridges, F. J., & Roquemore, L. L. (2004). Management for athletic/sport administration (4th ed.). Decatur, GA: Educational Services Management. Purchase Online

    The purpose of this course is to demonstrate to the prospective sport manager the importance of a basic understanding of administration theory and practice. The course will help students understand the sport manager's position and the environment in which he or she must perform.

  • Required Textbook:
    Fried, G. (2010). Managing sport facilities. (2nd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course involves the study of the principles, guidelines, and recommendations for planning, constructing, using, and maintaining indoor and outdoor sports, physical education, recreation, and fitness facilities.

  • Required Textbook:
    Bompa, T.O. and Carrera, M.C. (2005), Periodization training for sport (2nd ed.), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course presents approaches to assessing and enhancing human sport performance through improving strength and cardiovascular endurance. The various methods of achieving this are examined with a focus on injury prevention as well.